‘No social distancing’: American university towns close bars as Covid-19 cases increase | American News


College towns across the United States have reimposed closures after a spike in coronavirus cases on campuses caused by students celebrating in droves upon their return for the new academic year.Although waves of schools and businesses across the country are allowed to reopen, Columbia, Missouri, has joined cities in Alabama, Utah and Iowa to reimpose restrictions to deal with an upsurge in infections.

Columbia’s health director on Friday ordered bars to stop serving alcohol at 9 p.m. and close at 10 p.m. after more than 300 University of Missouri students tested positive for coronavirus in the midst of ‘an alarming 44% positivity rate for the surrounding county.


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